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Kody Tries to Make Wives ‘Feel Like’ They Have Control

  • On “Sister Wives,” Kody Brown appeared to regret making his wives “feel like” they had control of their lives.
  • In doing so, he said he “made it so I had no control over mine.”
  • Kody was hesitant to remove his things from Christine’s home because he said he didn’t give her “permission” to move him out.

TLC’s “Sister Wives” star Kody Brown discussed how he believes making his wives “feel like” they have control over their lives has had a negative impact on his own life.

While discussing his resistance to move boxes of his belongings out of ex-wife Christine Brown’s garage, he expressed frustration with the fact that she had made decisions about their relationship without consulting him first.

“I don’t want to move my stuff out. Christine moved me out. I didn’t want her to move me out, I didn’t give her permission to move me out,” Kody told cameras in a solo interview on the episode.

He continued: “You know, I’ve tried to give my wives sort of this sovereignty to feel like they’ve got control over their lives, and in doing so, I made it so I had no control over mine.”

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Christine and Kody ended their “spiritual” marriage in 2021 after more than 25 years and announced their separation to the public in November.

On a previous episode of “Sister Wives” this season, after Christine told Kody’s three other wives she was leaving him, he made an announcement to his three remaining wives underscoring his desire to be the head of their family once again.

“I’m going to be the head of my household again, and so I’m not going to be circumvented in that. And so, if everyone’s willing to conform to patriarchy again, I guess,” he said. “‘Cause, I’ve been fighting to make everybody happy.

“My bitterness is out of trying to do that and not having the family that I had thought about and designed,” Kody added.

Kody and Christine Brown.

Kody with Janelle, Meri, and Christine.

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Kody continued, “And if it is too awkward or if I don’t feel like I’m the head of my household when people are around, then I’m not going to have the whole family together. I’m at a point now in my life where I don’t have time to waste on people who won’t respect me or treat me with respect. “

At the time, he said he was “sorry we failed” as a family.

His second wife, Janelle Brown, responded to his patriarchy announcement in a solo interview on that episode. “Yeah, I didn’t know I’d signed up for patriarchy, but that’s not what we all agreed on in the very beginning,” she said.

On Sunday’s episode, Kody confessed to cameras that he still hadn’t fully accepted that his marriage to Christine had ended. “In some idealistic and naive way, I think maybe we can get reconciled,” he said. “I guess maybe I’m just in a state of denial.”

New episodes of “Sister Wives” season 17 air Sundays at 10 pm on TLC.

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